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Letters to AO

EVERY WEEK WE PUBLISH a selection of letters we receive in response to something you've read at Anglicans Online. Stop by and have a look at what other AO readers are thinking.

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Letters from 14 to 20 July 2008

Like all letters to the editor everywhere, these letters are the opinions of the writers and not Anglicans Online. We publish letters that we think will be of interest to our readers, whether we agree with them or not. If you'd like to write a letter of your own, click here.

'You can meet them in school, or in lanes or at sea, in church, or in trains or in shops or at tea'

Thank you for your editorials on the front page of Anglicans Online each week. They are my regular read each Monday midday (Australian time). I always find them thought provoking and uplifting. I particularly appreciated your words on Irena Sendlerowa today as well as on the issue of women bishops. I had not heard of Irena and her work. Thank you for all you do for the Anglican Communion.

Christopher Heath
Hospital chaplain
Orange, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
frsparky@bigpond.net.au
14 July 2008

Saintliness transcends borders

Thank you for telling the story of Irena Sendlerowa. I am sure you are correct in your surmise that few, if any, of your readers had ever heard of this saintly woman. I'd be willing to lay odds, however, that in Israel hers is "a shining name".

It would be appropriate if the Roman Catholic Church canonizes Irena Sendlerowa, because she'd make a wonderful patron (or should that be matron?) saint for all the women who become bishops throughout the Anglican Communion, wouldn't she?

Rene Jamieson
St. John's Cathedral
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
14 July 2008

Cricket and crosiers

Last week’s News Centre makes the observation that interest in cricket matches out paces interest in the Lambeth Conference eight to one (22,000 v 2,700 articles on Google News respectively.) Maybe liberal and conservative bishops at Lambeth should pick teams and have a cricket match to resolve their differences. It would get much more attention and make the church seem relevant to people’s lives.

F. William Voetberg
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
voet@ameritech.net
14 July 2008

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